The next release from Side Project Brewing will be the first still beer to be sold in bottles.
The beer in question is Trail Dubbel, a 10 percent ABV Belgian-style dubbel that was fermented in stainless steel with a Trappist yeast strain before being aged in four red wine barrels, each with a different blend of microflora added to it. Brewer Brian Ivers then selected his favorite two barrels, “one that was inoculated with the Side Project cultures and one that was inoculated with a mixed culture that was isolated from a bottle of wine from Morey-Saint-Denis of the Burgundy region of France” according to a post on Side Project’s website. The beer from the different barrels were then blended together, and after tasting the blended beer, it was decided the final product would be served still, or without carbonation.
Trail Dubbel will be released on-draft at both The Side Project Cellar and the brewery tasting room for on-site enjoyment only on April 8, while 375ml bottles ($15) will be released on April 9, with purchase limits based on turnout.